Saturday, September 25, 2010
On Thursday evening, I was given a tour of Redbull's Pit Garage at the Singapore Grand Prix courtesy of LG, a global partner and sponsor of the F1. LG is also a sponsor of the Redbull F1 team. Here are the exclusive photos taken from inside the Redbull garage.
Engineers and mechanics fixing Sebastian Vettel's car. As you can see, they have yet to attach the wheels.
Here's Mark Webber's car. Besides the wheels, there are still some parts of the car that are not fixed.
A close-up of the mechanics at work.
And here's where the Red Bull team manager and co sit during the race.
It was quite an experience (and what a privilege!) to be inside the Redbull Pit Garage and to learn so many things about the team and their cars, etc. I'll be back at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday.
Yeah, VIP baby! VIP! Thanks LG and Redbull!
UPDATE: Here's R3LOAD Network's exclusive video, Inside the Redbull Pit Garage.
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
how to make an ice cream that's rich, smooth and creamy on the spoon with no faking, no hacking, and no ice cream machine! Recipe here. I want to try this over the weekend!
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Finger Condoms. She says, "The packaging promises that they will safely protect your fingers during household chores, office work, and other activities." Other activities? Erm, like fingering? No, not this fingering.
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Play-Doh Kicks is a fun contest. Your task is to recreate or reinterpret your favorite pair of shoes in play-doh, in one hour or less. Models must be made completely of play-doh, but can be tooled with anything you've got on hand, from exacto-blades to butter knives.
(via Boing Boing)
(via Boing Boing)
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Empire Strikes Back themed cake for her 30th birthday. She writes: "Made with my mom’s classic sour cream pound cake recipe shaped into an Alicia style Wampa, buttercream icing, and one very forgiving decorating style." Wampas are fictional Yeti-like predators in the Star Wars movies.
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Hagane Bito is an art book featuring the illustrations of Naochika Morishita, a Japanese artist that does a lot of work featuring anime robots. Gundam and Votoms take up almost half of the 130-page art book. A book review and more pics here.
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streaming Canada's northern lights live over the Internet. Also known as auroras, they are one of nature's most spectacular sights and they occur when charged particles from the Sun collide with gases in Earth's upper atmosphere. The camera is currently off. Live feed will start after dusk Canadian time.
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entire playlist of the jukebox found in Johnny Rockets, a popular American restaurant: "I have always wanted a playlist of their jukebox music. I searched and couldn’t find a good list so I sat down at the counter with a pad of paper and pen and wrote down everything they had in there." It's amazing how many of these songs I can sing to. Guess I'm old.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Elmo and Katy Perry (with boobies) sing about opposites in Hot and Cold, a spoof of her hit song as part of Sesame Street's 41st season. I tell you what, they should make Katy Perry appear in every Sesame Street show from now on!
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Searching for Paradise, the paintings depict giant sized sheep, ostriches, fish, hippos and other animals towering over the urban sprawl of Japan. Don't ask me how the animals got so big!
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Batman-shaped mineral water bottle. He says, "I think it's really neat but I wish they would have made a Batman head for the bottle... that would have been better & would have completed his costume, ha!"
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The Nairobi Project: "In December of 2009, I received an email from someone in Nairobi, Kenya, asking if I'd buy one of his plays for $25,000 USD. The email exchange that followed culminated in me commissioning an original play, written to my specifications, for $50."
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The Very Many Varieties of Beer poster. All the major styles of beer can be found on the poster with representative quaffs for each style. Here's a bigger image of the poster.
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photoset collection of their 2010 Desert Research and Technology Studies tests conducted at the Black Point Lava Flow. The location was chosen because it is geologically similar to the lunar surface and offers a good stand-in for destinations for future planetary exploration missions.
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Space Invaders lamp shade is a perfect addition to the homes of retro game geeks. Made of wire and fabric, it is handcrafted and measures 25 cm X 25 cm x 25cm. On each side of the shade, there are four different Space Invaders!
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Monday, September 20, 2010
Star Trek urns? Comes with solid bronze medallions that can be affixed to a headstone or monument.
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Evolution of Type Exhibits: "Letters are organisms and typefaces are the species, all classified similar to biological taxonomy! I surgically opened the letters S, Z, S, A, W and how contented I was to discover muscles, veins, tendons and bone just like the ones shared by so many living creatures." Making Of pics here.
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clay statues made by Sam “Moose” Gueydan, a clay crafter. Sam made 900 individual clay statues for PopCap Games, the makers of Plants vs. Zombies.
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journal she kept on her voyage.
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Water Powered Wrist Watch is entirely powered by water! The water functions as an electrolyte between the copper and magnesium, that is mounted inside the watch's tiny water tank. When in contact with water, the magnesium and copper will release + ions in a chemical reaction. These are converted into electric energy to power the watch.
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How To Build A Dalek. Good luck.
(Thanks Sir Thomas)
(Thanks Sir Thomas)
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Brian, a mechanical engineering grad student from UCLA uses an old R2-D2 shaped Pepsi container to make the ultimate all in one entertainment system. His R2-D2 Video Game Droid has eleven video game consoles, a computer, a sound system with eight speakers, and even a projector! More pics here.
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wall mount for his iPad. He writes: "The hanger fits my iPad and Apple-branded case nicely. Some work could be done to bend the hooks to an exact fit, but I found that to be unnecessary."
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Head down to Central's Autumn Festival by the River and you'll find these gigantic lantern sculptures of all the 12 animals representing the 12 Chinese zodiac signs. I didn't have my SLR with me so I had to use my iPhone to snap these photos.
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Monday, September 13, 2010
CarLashes? The CarLashes attach above your car headlines with the help of 3M double sided automotive trim tape to give your car a pair of pretty eyelashes. The company that makes them also sell crystal eyeliners for your car!
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Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Lego Chess: "It is the second in a series of three LEGO chess sets that I am building in celebration of the Original Star Wars Trilogy. I started building it not to long after the completion of the first chess set and worked on it through out 2010."
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cardboard cameras are amazing! Those are all made of cardboard alright. So far he has made SLRs, Point & Shoots, 8mms and even a Twin Lens! It's a pity they aren't functioning cameras.
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Museum of Soviet Arcade Games located in the basement of a small university in Moscow. He writes: "The entrance fee was 300 rubles and was 100% worth it – especially considering that the guys that run the museum have put countless hours into getting these machine up and running again."
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Google's World, Alejo included Google Maps' place markers, public transit symbols and the yellow street view guy in his illustrations.
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Tuesday, September 07, 2010
On China's Got Talent, a loving husband begs judges to let his wife sing after he embarrassed himself on national TV by pretending to be a pig. Oh well, at least his wife can sing.
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Art of Akira Exhibit. Akira is a black and white serial manga set in a post-apocalyptic Neo-Tokyo. Written by Katsuhiro Otomo, the manga was made into an anime action film in 1988.
(Thanks Lord Kimbo)
(Thanks Lord Kimbo)
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Likea MPH is a pinhole homage to the most iconic photographic tool of a century. It has no battery, no light meter, no mechanical shutter, no embellishment and shoots on 35mm film. You have to assembled it yourself - lotsa gluing and taping!
(Thanks S Koh)
(Thanks S Koh)
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